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    Helen Mirren’s Longtime Los Angeles Mansion Just Listed for $17 Million

    Back in the ‘80s, Helen Mirren and her husband, director Taylor Hackford, bought their first home together—a 100-year-old Spanish Colonial-style mansion in Los Angeles. Now, after decades of ownership, the couple is ready to part ways with that same storied estate. 

    Originally built in the early 20th century, Mirren and Hackford’s longtime compound sits on six-and-a-half acres near Runyon Canyon Park. The spread spans about 11,000 square feet and comprises a five-bedroom main house and a separate three-bedroom guest house. The grounds also include sprawling gardens, a large swimming pool and a five-car garage. Since its inception in 1911, the house has seen only four owners—all of whom have ties to the silver screen. 

    Helen Mirren and her husband, Taylor Hackford, are selling their Los Angeles estate for $16.9 million

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    “We always felt very fortunate about the pedigree of this house and the fact that all the people who lived there were all working artists in Hollywood,” Hackford told the Wall Street Journal back in July 2021. Among its former residents is Dustin Farnum, a Western film star during the silent era, who is known to be the abode’s original owner. It was then sold to writer-producer Mark Hellinger and later belonged to actress and first female executive producer, Gail Patrick. 

    The home was built over a century ago and features a wood-paneled bar and library

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    The manse itself is uber-private, set behind two gates and at the end of a long, winding driveway—which is great if the next owner just so happens to be another celeb. And if you’re worried about the vacant parkland behind it, rest assured that it won’t be developed. Internally, some of the standout features include an expansive wood-paneled library and bar, plus a dining room for up to 10 guests. Elsewhere, the living room has been decked out with a fireplace and opens onto its own alfresco terrace. “This property exudes Old Hollywood and the fact that it has had only four owners since it was built and they’re all influential Hollywood figures reinforces that,” says listing agent Stephen Apelian of Coldwell Banker Realty. 

    Any takers? If so, it’ll cost you a cool $16.9 million.

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    Michael B. Jordan’s Encino Mansion Hits the Market for $13 Million

    Michael B. Jordan will make his directorial debut with Creed III when it hit theaters this March, but in the meantime, he’s added another role to his resume: house flipper.  

    The actor has just put his farmhouse-style property in Encino’s Royal Estates neighborhood on the market for $12.9 million, eight months after scooping up the SoCal compound. Jordan originally bought the residence back in May for a cool $12.5 million and has since dropped close to $500,000 renovating the pad—although it was newly built in 2021. The upgrades included improvements to the home’s security and air-conditioning systems, Andrew Mortaza of the Agency, who holds the listing with Bryan Castaneda, told The Wall Street Journal.

    Actor Michael B. Jordan is selling his mansion in Encino’s Royal Estates neighborhood for $12.9 million.

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    Set on half an acre behind a set of gates, the spread comprises 12,300 square feet of living space, eight bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms. Also on the lot is a two-story guest house, cabana and a detached massage room. In terms of amenities, the abode comes equipped with a soundproof movie theater, gym and elevator, plus a glass-walled, temperature-controlled wine room. Another standout feature is the kitchen, which has been custom designed with two islands, state-of-the-art appliances and high-end cabinetry.  

    The home comes with a soundproof movie theater that has its own bar and concession stand.

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    The real draw, though, is the primary suite with dual bathrooms, a fireplace, balcony and not one but two oversized dressing rooms. “That’s the biggest ‘wow’ factor for people when they walk through,” Mortaza told the WSJ. According to reporting by Dirt, there’s an additional closet entirely dedicated to shoes, which isn’t all that surprising considering Jordan is known for being a sneakerhead.  

    Taking full advantage of Los Angeles’s warm weather, you’ll find sliding glass doors throughout that open to the backyard. The pavilion has been outfitted with a kitchen, poolside lounge and zero-edge swimming pool. It’s unclear why the actor is parting ways with his home—perhaps to turn a profit or, depending on the success of the movie, he’s got his eye on something better. Let’s not forget he just had a cameo in one of the highest-grossing films of all time, so he’s got plenty of cash to splash.  

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    Trae Young’s New $20 Million LA Mansion Comes With a Safe Room and 800-Gallon Fish Tank

    An NFL all-pro has handed his home over to an NBA all-star.

    Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young has bought the Los Angeles-area mansion built by the former Green Bay Packer great Clay Matthews, according to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal. Previously, the buyer had been unknown, but thanks to property records and people familiar with the deal, the Journal was able to find out that Young is the anonymous new homeowner.

    The living room

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    The 14,000-square-foot Calabasas mansion was built by Matthews and his wife in the French Provincial style. The couple had initially planned for it to be their “forever home,” but they reconsidered their plans once Matthews was released by the Los Angeles Rams. Now Young gets to enjoy the (very plentiful) fruits of their labor.

    Along with its seven bedroom and all the usual accoutrements, the property has a host of amazing amenities. There’s a home theater, a wine cellar and a wood-paneled game room with a billiards table. On the more unusual side, a secret door in the library leads to a safe room and one of the walls features an 800-gallon saltwater aquarium (Matthews had originally wanted it to take up the whole wall, but he downsized at his wife’s request). A spokesperson for the listing told The Wall Street Journal in 2021, when the home was first listed, that the couple would consider parting with the fish along with the property. It wasn’t revealed whether Young had taken them up on the offer.

    The library, which houses an 800-gallon fish tank

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    To full take advantage of LA weather, the outside of the house also includes some pretty incredible additions. Of course, given the athlete ownership, there’s a sports court, but there’s also a large pool, a goldfish pond, a rose garden, an orchard, a fire pit and a pergola. That gives you plenty of options for unwinding after a long workout or some time spent shooting hoops.

    The Matthewses purchased the land for the home for only $2.6 million in 2013. When they first listed the property, they were asking a cool $30 mil, but the price dropped a couple of times before Young bought it for $20 million. Given the fact that the baller currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks, it’s unclear whether this will be his forever home either. But it appears he has a new off-season abode.

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    A Castle-Like LA Manse Once Owned by the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Just Listed for $9.8 Million

    From a futuristic Richard Neutra compound in La Crescenta to a tropic-themed Malibu cottage, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has racked up quite the real estate portfolio. Now, another one of his former California properties has hit the market and it’s chock full of Art Nouveau style and the musician’s personal flair. 

    Nicknamed The Castle, the striking two-acre spread is nestled in the hills of the Los Feliz neighborhood. Originally designed in the ‘20s by Angelus Temple architect A.F. Leicht, the Los Angeles abode comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms and roughly 5,600 square feet of living space. Michael Balzary (aka Flea) bought the manse for $1.7 million back in 1996 and later sold it for $3 million in 1999 to late Getty oil heir, John Gilbert Getty, reported The Wall Street Journal. The Castle changed hands yet again in 2014 when current owner and artist, Muna El Fituri, scooped it up for $8.3 million. 

    An Art Nouveau-style mansion formerly owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary just listed for $9.8 million

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    Per Balzary’s request, the property now has a recording in the two-story, detached garage (which the rocker surely put to good use). The grounds also come with lush gardens and a basketball court out back painted the purple of Flea’s beloved Lakers. Inside, the architectural estate is laden with Egyptian and Moroccan influences. Think large geometric pillars, arched passageways, hand-cut stone walls and curved gold-colored ceilings. In fact, step into the two-story formal living room and you’ll find ornate trim that’s supposed to resemble the Sistine Chapel, notes the WSJ. 

    Dubbed ‘The Castle,’ it was originally built in the 1920s by architect A.F. Leicht and today has Egyptian and Moroccan influences

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    Elsewhere, an elegant octagonal-shaped lounge area is swathed in gold as well. Seriously, it covers every wall. In the foyer, there are soaring 26-foot-high ceilings, a dramatic stone staircase and a grand chandelier at the center. If you’re into rare and ultra-cool perks, check out the observation tower. It’s complete with its own rooftop terrace where you can catch uninterrupted views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean and beyond. If you want a shot at owning The Castle, it’ll cost you a cool $9.8 million.  

    Ernie Carswell with Douglas Elliman and Steve Sawaii and Daria Greenbaum of Compass hold the listing together.

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